These onions are sweet and tart. They are terrific as a condiment for a piece of grilled chicken or on top of your best burger.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

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  • Peel onions and trim root ends just slightly. Quarter the onions, keeping the layers intact with the remaining root ends. If necessary, use a toothpick to keep layers together while on the grill.

  • Grill onions until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and place in a nonreactive bowl.

  • Meanwhile, heat vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour hot liquid over the grilled onions and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove onions from liquid and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 584.3mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
Needs some fresh grated black pepper and we also add a little crushed garlic to the marinade...The onions can be left in the marinade overnight. Read More
(19)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
Needs some fresh grated black pepper and we also add a little crushed garlic to the marinade...The onions can be left in the marinade overnight. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
These onions pair really well off of a spicy marinated taco meat. I usually like to let the onions sit overnight but 2-3 hours will do in a pinch. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
Excellent on sandwiches as well! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
Pickled onions never sounded good to me until I had them on a sandwich at a local restaurant. Now I'm hooked! I have been using these to perk up my veggie sandwiches and they are great. I love the new twist. The temp is below zero here in Minnesota and there was no way I was going to get out the grill, so I just simmered the onions in the vinegar solution on the stove until they were soft (about 5-10 min). I cut down the sugar and salt a bit due to personal preference, and added a bit of pickling spice. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2011
This is one of those recipes I would never have thought to try - or even ordered on a sandwich! - but a few weeks back we ordered a sandwich platter from a local deli for a work meeting. I picked a BLT on Ciabatta with pesto mayonnaise but these were also on the sandwich and they MADE the sandwich! I was so happy to come across this recipe - made them the othe rnight as I was grilling veggies for another recipe and had some for lunch today on my turkey sandwich. Great sweet onion/slightly tart flavor that is a great addition to sandwiches! Thank you CookBrooke for sharing!:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
Delicious and so very easy to make!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2013
Easy to make and very tangy. My husband didn't care for the smell of the vinegar mixture while cooking but I enjoyed the flavor. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2016
I used white vinegar and added a bit of dill and sea salt instead. These smelled wonderful cooking and have a great taste to them. I also canned these using the boiling water method to seal the jars for longer storage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2018
So easy and yummy!! Read More
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